On December 22, 2023, at approximately 10:34 p.m. Beaufort County Communications Center received a 911 call related to gunfire and a possible gunshot victim at 1460 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC.
When deputies arrived, they found a 26-year-old Bluffton man deceased in the parking lot.
Within minutes of the original call, deputies were dispatched to a second gunshot victim located in a vehicle near the Bluffton Parkway on-ramp to Fording Island Road. A man called 911 to report that his friend had been shot. Deputies found a 25-year-old man in a vehicle with a gunshot wound. He was transported to a Savannah area hospital for treatment.
Emergency services responding to the calls also located an 18-year-old Ridgeland teen lying in the middle of Buckingham Plantation Road suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The three men were injured in a shooting incident that occurred at 1460 Fording Island Road. The details surrounding this incident are under investigation. There is not believed to be a threat to the public at this time.
Anyone with information about this event is encouraged to call the Beaufort County dispatch at 843-524-2777, or if wishing to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.